Talib Kweli, talented yet under-rated semi-underground MC from Brooklyn hits the streets hard with the Beautiful Struggle. An album as diverse and yet lyrically similar to 2002's Quality, which in my opinion reflected the album title. Beautiful Struggle reflects the partnership between Hi-Tek and Kweli as reaffirmed, something we all are glad happened,production also includes the token track by Kanye West and answer to Get By, I Try. The guest appearances, Anthony Hamilton,Common, John Legend also pack the album with heat but the standout performance by Jean Grae on Black Girl Pain allows this album to sit alone from the average cd being released, do not expect Nelly. This album, lyrically, is probably album of the year so far.